PENN® International® Baitcast

PENN® International® Baitcast

$299.95 - $349.95

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$299.95 - $349.95
  • MADE IN USA
  • Machined and anodized aluminum body and sideplate
  • Lightweight forged aluminum spool
  • Stainless steel main and pinion gears
  • HT-100 drag system
  • Stainless steel ball bearings
  • Instant Anti-Reverse
Made in the USA, the PENN 900 (AKA International) baitcast reels are hands-down the most solidly constructed baitcast reels on the market. Perfectly balanced to complement your favorite casting rod, and built to define a new standard of reliability and quality. Big or small no fish stands a chance.  Every International Baitcast reel is built with a Full Metal Body and side plates to ensure its precision gear alignment isn’t compromised under extreme force.
PENN® International® Baitcast is rated 4.6923 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made in the USA ! I purchased this 975 over ten years ago, and it's just now needed attention with the idler gear, worm shaft, pawl and probably a thrust washer. Last a lot longer than any other brand I have tried like the Abu .
Date published: 2014-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Reel and made in the USA I use this reel for musky fishing on my 9' rod that I use for everything (bucktails, glidebaits, crankbaits, etc). It has definite CRANKING POWER for burning double 10's as it is a lower gear ratio and having the power handle. However, I did modify mine by buying a regular 965 handle (since the 975 doesn't have one) and machined the center hole to fit the larger crankshaft so I could be a bit quicker about keeping up with slack line when working my glide baits really high and fast. Even after I have done this I can still really crack the double 10's yet with no strain in my hand compared to my other reels. Hands down great reel and love the fact that its made in the USA. However, would admit it would be awesome if Penn did offer one with a 5.4:1 or 6.0:1 gear ratio (or their Torque conventional reel with a level-wind system), and the mechanical brake could be a little less touchy. But still this is an amazing reel and I will be obtaining a second one soon.
Date published: 2015-01-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from stands up to heavy usage I've owned the 975 for a number of years. This reel does more than double duty. Its been used to catch stripers to 40lbs, blackfish to10lbs ,bluefish to 15lbs,fluke to 10lbs also sea bass.It has performed flawlessly ,this with a once a year cleaning and a few times a year lubrication .Rinsed with soap and water after each use and still looks and works good as new.
Date published: 2016-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Basically Bulletproof! This sturdy reel has landed a 25lb redfish and a 42lb black drum. It is as tough as they come.
Date published: 2016-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strong and reliable! Solid reel for boat or surf use. Have used it to reel in numerous sharks, kingfish, and redfish.
Date published: 2016-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic reel This is the second reel I purchased. This reel works flawlessly and is great for inshore fishing
Date published: 2015-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very reliable reel Outfitted my boat with 4 of these reels for salmon fishing and they performed great!. And at the end of the season they were easy to clean and service. Parts easily replaced and not to expensive. I would gladly recommend this reel to any salt water fishermen.
Date published: 2016-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from IN THE MID SIXTY'S THE FIRST BAIT CASTER WAS THE PENN I STILL HAVE THEM TODAY AND THEY STILL WORK AS WELL AS THE FIRST DAY I GOT THEM . I HAVE SINCE HAD MANY REELS BUT NON CAN TOP MY PENN . I PROBABLY HAVE ABOUT A HUNDRED BAIT CASTER REEL'S .
Date published: 2016-02-06
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  • MODEL # 965
    Availability:  In Stock
    $299.95
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    Mono Capacity yd/lb
    210/12 190/15 160/17
    Braid Capacity yd/lb
    420/15 340/20 260/30
    Bearing Count
    3
    Max Drag lb
    10lb | 4.5kg
    Gear Ratio
    4.7:1
    Retrieve Rate
    19" | 48cm
    Weight
    13.00
    Reel Size
    965
    Reel Handle Position
    Right
    Braking System
    Centrifugal
    Drag Type
    Star Drag
    Drag Material
    HT-100
    Color
    Gold
    Anti-Reverse Feature
    Instant Anti-Reverse
  • MODEL # 975
    Availability:  In Stock
    $299.95
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    Mono Capacity yd/lb
    270/12 240/15 210/17
    Braid Capacity yd/lb
    440/20 330/30 270/40
    Bearing Count
    3
    Max Drag lb
    12lb | 5.4kg
    Gear Ratio
    4.5:1
    Retrieve Rate
    20" | 51cm
    Weight
    15.00
    Reel Size
    975
    Reel Handle Position
    Right
    Braking System
    Centrifugal
    Drag Type
    Star Drag
    Drag Material
    HT-100
    Color
    Gold
    Anti-Reverse Feature
    Instant Anti-Reverse
  • MODEL # 975CS
    Availability:  In Stock
    $299.95
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    Mono Capacity yd/lb
    270/12 240/15 210/17
    Braid Capacity yd/lb
    440/20 330/30 270/40
    Bearing Count
    3
    Max Drag lb
    12lb | 5.4kg
    Gear Ratio
    4.5:1
    Retrieve Rate
    20" | 51cm
    Weight
    15.00
    Reel Size
    975
    Reel Handle Position
    Right
    Braking System
    Centrifugal
    Drag Type
    Star Drag
    Drag Material
    HT-100
    Color
    Gold
    Anti-Reverse Feature
    Instant Anti-Reverse
  • MODEL # 975CSLD
    Availability:  Out of stock
    $349.95
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    Mono Capacity yd/lb
    250/12 220/15 190/17
    Braid Capacity yd/lb
    405/20 305/30 250/40
    Bearing Count
    6
    Max Drag lb
    10lb | 4.5kg
    Gear Ratio
    4.4:1
    Retrieve Rate
    20" | 51cm
    Weight
    17.00
    Reel Size
    975
    Reel Handle Position
    Right
    Braking System
    Centrifugal
    Drag Type
    Lever Drag
    Drag Material
    HT-100
    Color
    Gold
    Anti-Reverse Feature
    Instant Anti-Reverse
  • MODEL # 975LD
    Availability:  In Stock
    $349.95
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    PENN® International® Baitcast Zoom
    Mono Capacity yd/lb
    250/12 220/15 190/17
    Braid Capacity yd/lb
    405/20 305/30 250/40
    Bearing Count
    6
    Max Drag lb
    10lb | 4.5kg
    Gear Ratio
    4.4:1
    Retrieve Rate
    20" | 51cm
    Weight
    18.00
    Reel Size
    975
    Reel Handle Position
    Right
    Braking System
    Centrifugal
    Drag Type
    Lever Drag
    Drag Material
    HT-100
    Color
    Gold
    Anti-Reverse Feature
    Instant Anti-Reverse

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